The Leadership of the Church of Christ, Ghana, says it disapproves of any arrangement of marriage that seeks to go contrary to the divine arrangement.
Mr John Tamakloe, an Evangelist of the Church of Christ, Ghana, said homosexuality and its variants were unbiblical and did not form part of the Church’s beliefs nor practices.
Mr Tamakloe was speaking at the 50th Anniversary Launch of the Church of Christ, Tema branch, on the theme: “Acknowledging God’s Faithfulness.”
The Church of Christ, Tema, out of which sprang all other Churches of Christ in and around the Metropolis was established on March 9, 1968.
The Churches in Tema has 47 congregations, which sprang through Ashiaman, Afienya and Shai area to Ada.
“The Church believes in the sanctity of marriage which has been ordained by God and as enshrined in the Holy Scriptures that marriage, which is recognised by God must be between a man and a woman,” he added.
He said the Church held the view that all Christians must pray and support any government of the day and all believers must discharge their civic duties and obligations under the laws of the land.
Mr Tamakloe said the Church also believed strongly that righteousness exalts a nation, just as sin in any form was a reproach, therefore, the Church disapproves of any forms of corruption or corrupt practices.
“We, therefore, believe and uphold the principle that ‘godliness with contentment is great gain’,” he said.
Mr Kofi Brako, the MP for Tema Central, commended the church, especially the Church of Christ for the important role played in sustainable and equitable development of the nation.
He encouraged the Church to contribute more towards human development, especially with regards to the youth.
He said the Church should continue to teach Church members to be law abiding citizens and encourage them to be discipline, punctual at work, be involved in communal labour and good examples to others.
Mr Brako said the future belonged to the youth and therefore, called on the leadership of the Church to do everything possible to curb the menace of drug abuse, through education, counselling and Skills development.
The MP said together, the Church and government could help build a better nation and a legacy that would be well appreciated by the generations to come.
The year-long celebration has the following planned activities including lecture, blood donation and health support, clean Ghana campaign, gospel walk, jubilee Church establishment, Congregational sport and fellowship, festival of songs and praise and Bible quiz, debates and jokes.
The Church also used the event to unveil the Anniversary Logo, cloth and website.